Project #140 | Waterproof Deck Maintenance on Residence in Gulf Islands, BC

Project: Waterproof Deck Maintenance on Residence in Gulf Islands, BC


This coastal residence enjoys a fabulous Pacific Northwest island location, however the natural beauty also brings the relentless cycles of wind and rain that are part of the region.

After some years, the previous type of vinyl used on the deck had become unattractive and required replacing. While the vinyl had protected the deck adequately to save most of the substrate, some of the waterproofing details from its installation did not fully protect the deck, and some rot was found.

The wooden rails were attractive at the beginning, but they do require a lot of maintenance. Without repainting or sealing, wood eventually rots, as it did in this case.


The Duradek installer repaired the areas that had developed rot and prepared the existing substrate for the application of Duradek Ultra Granite Chip vinyl.

The vinyl was installed with the detailed attention to water flow and edging details that Duradek professionals are specifically trained in and expertly qualified for.

Next, the Durarail powder-coated aluminum railings were installed, using a fascia mounted system. The glass panels between the aluminum posts allows the homeowner to enjoy the beautiful surroundings while still blocking some of the coastal winds from the deck area.


The selection of Duradek Ultra vinyl and Durarail powder-coated aluminum railings with see-through glass panels was the perfect choice for these senior homeowners who wanted a low maintenance, non labour intensive outdoor solution. These low-maintenance options will keep their deck looking great without the need to hire laborers annually to maintain it.

View or download the .pdf version of Case History #140 for complete case history with installer details and before and after images.

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